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Month: October 2020

In Zani’s Honor: Help Your Dog Get Close

In Zani’s Honor: Help Your Dog Get Close

I made a mistake. I did Zani wrong.

I’m not looking for reassurance. I’m not down on myself, just very sad. And as usual, I want to share my cautionary tale.

This is the second time I’ve made this mistake, and I plan to never make it again. I’m going to begin by telling you about the first time I made this error, long ago with different dogs.

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Goodbye to Zani

Goodbye to Zani

Zani: July 14, 2008 – September 28, 2020
Taken too soon by lymphoma.

I am not up to writing about this dear, remarkable dog. Here are some best memories.


Photo Gallery

  • Head shot of a black and rust colored dog that looks like a small, slim beagle. She looks (and is) very friendly. Her mouth is open and her teeth are crooked.
  • A small black and tan colored hound is looking up. She has flecks of snow all over her face

Favorite Videos

Negotiating for attention and treats in July 2020


Some clips from her final days


Brilliant problem solving


Figuring out the flirt pole


Beautiful Open Jumpers run in Little Rock, November 2012


More agility: Qualifying runs (even with my mistakes) in Novice FAST and Standard


The very first time we tried side-stepping for one of Lori Stevens’ courses


Zani teaching me a thing or two about training


Zani showing predatory aggression


The video that made her Internet-famous

Stopping and picking Zani up off the street in July 2009 was one of the best things I ever did.

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